A yet-to-be-identified number of people have lost their lives in an auto-crash that happened on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Sunday.
The accident occurred in Agemowo area, Olorunda local council development area of Lagos State as two tippers and an 18-passenger bus had a head-on collision.
A resident, namely Manoah who witnessed the incident said majority of passengers in the commercial bus lost their lives.
Manoah said: “The bodies are being transported to the morgue at Badagry General Hospital, where their families can come and identify them.”
14 persons including a four-month-old baby have been confirmed dead following the sad incident.
Mr Williams Manga, Unit Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, confirmed the accident.
Manga said that nine other persons sustained injuries in the accident, which occurred at Agemowo axis of the road, around 7.31 a.m.
He revealed that a commercial bus (Mazda) with registration number MUS 411 XU carrying 19 passengers and coming from Lagos, was involved in a collision with a granite truck with registration number AKM 926YQ coming from Badagry.
“The accident occurred around 7.31.a.m. when it was raining heavily along Lagos-Badagry Expressway. My men got to the scene of the accident at about 7.41.a.m. and took the injured to General Hospital Badagry, while the dead were deposited at the mortuary of the hospital.
“Out of the 14 casualties, eight of them are male passengers, five female and one four-month-old female child.
“The accident was caused by speeding by the two vehicles while it was raining heavily,” Manga stated.
The commander confirmed that the driver of the truck was not affected.
Manga urged motorists not to exceed speed limits and to always have routine vehicle checks, for prompt detection and replacement of faults.